ATC :: Since February 2001

Friday, March 18, 2005

More Trumba news - [8:43 AM]

Seattle Times: "Seattle software executive Jeremy Jaech has had a winning streak with startups, but it takes him a few tries to get the company name right." - Nothing like an article written by the hometown paper.

As for the naming thing, Trumba sounds great, but they should've kept Graw Group.
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Movie line of the week answer - [8:22 AM]

Well... we had one guess to yesterday's line. Good enough...

Our winner is none other than Mr. John Marshall, Visio MVP.

The correct answer was...

Thanks for playing!
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Thursday, March 17, 2005

Trumba - [4:41 PM]

CNet News: "Jeremy Jaech has a new quest: getting rid of the calendar in the kitchen." - Visio old-timers are at it again. If you're a betting type, don't bet against these guys.

Good luck fellas!
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Pluggin away - [8:43 AM]

The Baby Monster.Yesterday I checked in my first changes to the new codebase, very exciting! Woo-Hoo. I have a much bigger change to check in hopefully today or tomorrow. It's a big change to a fundamental piece of the puzzle so I really need to make sure it's solid, not to mention making sure it runs properly on Windows and Linux.

I promise I'll stop talking about work stuff as much. For now it's very new and exciting for me. I feel blessed I'm able to work on a product again, I feel at home.
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Movie line of the week - [8:26 AM]

This weeks movie line comes from a 1985 film I enjoyed very much.

Can you guess it?

Zimmerman flew and Tyler knew...

Ok, quick, what movie! Send your guesses here.

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Wednesday, March 16, 2005

Endura hardware picture - [1:48 PM]

I found a site with a picture of the hardware I'm working with these days, pretty sweet stuff.
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Still alive, no honestly, I am - [8:17 AM]

I'm still getting used to my new home, learning new TLA's, getting comfortable with the code, all that new job/new codebase stuff. I've already found a little pet project in product and I've started hacking away. Hopefully my new changes will be rolled in soon, we'll see.

I'm not sure what I can and can't say at this point. As far as I know we haven't said too much about the product. I'll talk more on that later.

One thing I have to share is a build product we use on the Windows side of the equation. It's IncrediBuild, and yes it's incredible. I always wanted this type of functionality when I was working on Visio. IncrediBuild is a distributed compilation system. At the very least it's worth evaluating.

One other note. As a company we don't use IM and we use IE as our default browser, I'm not sure what the policy is regarding Firefox use. I'm spoiled to Firefox's tabbed browsing and I'm finding myself annoyed by having to start a new instance of the browser, weird. As far as IM goes, I'm happy without it.
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